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2. Basic Functionality

by Gerrits, Lucas J last modified Feb 10, 2017 10:20 PM
Some more early Plone development.

Hello again. Weeks are always busy as a software engineering student, but I took some time to work on my Plone expertise.

What I Did:

Last week I followed Chapter 5 of the Mastering Plone Development guide, which was to get Plone up and running on my Ubuntu virtual machine. Since then, I've finished Chapter 6 of the tutorials. This involved setting up a new site, editing the configuration file, and creating several new folders, pages, news items, users, and other specific content for this example site. As my first few goals were only really to familiarize myself with the basics, I'd say this was accomplished.

What Went Wrong:

Well it's not technically something that went wrong, I do fear I may have missed a step as I have kind of a difficult time reading the guides. I feel as if they were written in a manner in which they were intended for people who would be instructing others on how to use Plone, and not necessarily for those directly learning from it. There are sections that seem a bit more fleshed out with instructions on adding new items, such as the "Users" section. Then there are smaller sections like the one dealing with "Collections" that just include a vague list of steps. However, I did note that there are later chapters that focus on some of these topics.

Chapter 6 Sections

What To Do:

Soon, a partner and I will be working on a project to create some kind of small addition to Plone. We will at the very least have to come up with some ideas for what the focus of the project will be. As for the training, for Wednesday I need to read through Chapters 7, 8, 11, 12, and 13 of Mastering Plone Development.


More to come next Friday!

by Gerrits, Lucas J last modified Feb 10, 2017 10:20 PM
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